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Adult education: a fundamental good

Brian Creese

Evening classes were once such an unshakeable part of the British landscape. They were the setting for TV and radio sitcoms, editions of the London guide Spotlight used to fly off the shelves on release and the standard advice of 70s ‘Agony Aunts’ – make friends, join an evening class – was the butt of comedians. 734 more words

Education Policy

For-Profit Charters Still A Live Idea -- Let's Demand Answers from Candidates

For profit charter school corporations have proved in several states that they aren’t likely to abandon their crusade to turn the public good of public education into a private investment opportunity. 798 more words


Capturing human potential (part 6 –marking out the future)

When my friend Doug told me he was not going to go to college, I thought he was missing out on a great opportunity. I don’t think so any more. 458 more words

Education Policy

Fight for Science, Maths in English in Malaysian schools not over

Fight for Science, Maths in English in Malaysian schools not over, says parent group leader

For six years now, Datin Noor Azimah Abdul Rahim has been pushing Putrajaya to bring back Teaching and Learning of Science and Mathematics in English (PPSMI) in schools. 684 more words


Independent advice and Stuart McNaughton an oxymoron

The state of knowledge in school education and the role of academics in our governance is characterised by John Hattie being the academic star in both New Zealand and Australia. 1,906 more words

Education Policy

Confusion over role of NZ's first Chief Education Scientific Advisor

Professor Stuart McNaughton has been appointed New Zealand’s first Chief Education Scientific Advisor.  His job is to promote the use of sound scientific research in the forming of education policy, and to help ensure that changes are based on this rigorous research. 220 more words


A writer-editor-teacher's quote of the week #25

“Give people ownership in their workplace, and you’ll be surprised at the positive results.”

— from The Art of Innovation: Lessons in Creativity from IDEO, America’s Leading Design Firm… 7 more words